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under 21 and Democrat 0 0%
under 21 and Republican 3 8.33%
21-35 and Democrat 3 8.33%
21-35 and Republican 12 33.33%
36-50 and Democrat 2 5.56%
36-50 and Repbulican 15 41.67%
over 50 and Democrat 1 2.78%
over 50 and Republican 0 0%
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Does age play a role in political slant?

I have noticed that the older people get the more they lean. The young tend to be more idealistic and lean , while people who are aged care more about conserving their own wealth and thusly lean .

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Old October 23rd, 2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:00 PM   #4
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its a simple formula. the young people do not have very much to lose in a material sense, hence the sound of a leader who spreads the wealth sounds good. the older they get, the more money, belongings, property they acquire, the more they have to lose if a radical socialist comes into power.
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It is pretty easy.

People who are young don't make money, and like to think people making money owe them something. Or they have just finished a degree and are still brainwashed from their professors.

The change starts happening once you start making money and you realize that the fruits of your labor shouldn't be given to lazy bums.
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its a simple formula. the young people do not have very much to lose in a material sense, hence the sound of a leader who spreads the wealth sounds good. the older they get, the more money, belongings, property they acquire, the more they have to lose
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"It is pretty easy.

People who are young don't make money, and like to think people making money owe them something. Or they have just finished a degree and are still brainwashed from their professors.

The change starts happening once you start making money and you realize that the fruits of your labor shouldn't be given to lazy bums."

I would agree with both of these statements in general. You can afford to be idealistic when you have nothing to lose.

Do you think that being young and having to fend for yourself through college makes you more conservative, or does it make you want to give back to others like yourself?
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It is pretty easy.

People who are young don't make money, and like to think people making money owe them something. Or they have just finished a degree and are still brainwashed from their professors.

The change starts happening once you start making money and you realize that the fruits of your labor shouldn't be given to lazy bums.
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why should i bust my azz, go to school/finish school, provide for my family?

when i could sit at home, lay on the couch, watch trailer-trash tv, and get it handed to me...?

where's the incentive...?

that's what i have a problem with.

i do go to school to provide better for myself and family. i get pizzed off when i see handouts coming in to ca$h welfare checks, BIG tax returns and get into their BLING BLING. really gets me.
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"It is pretty easy.

People who are young don't make money, and like to think people making money owe them something. Or they have just finished a degree and are still brainwashed from their professors.

The change starts happening once you start making money and you realize that the fruits of your labor shouldn't be given to lazy bums."

I would agree with both of these statements in general. You can afford to be idealistic when you have nothing to lose.

Do you think that being young and having to fend for yourself through college makes you more conservative, or does it make you want to give back to others like yourself?
I greatly dislike most college students, but its not completely their fault they have been brainwashed by their liberal professors and the media into liberalism. if a person is in danger or has been hurt i will help them, if a person wants to work for me for money i will hire them, if a person asks for a handout i will spit in their face. there are 2 kinds of people that i don't mind giving aid to. people so retarded they cannot do simple tasks, and people so crippled they cannot do simple tasks. if you have a sound body and mind there is no excuse for you to not have some sort of income.
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I have noticed that the older people get the more they lean. The young tend to be more idealistic and lean , while people who are aged care more about conserving their own wealth and thusly lean .
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This is far to simplistic.

As you get older, I believe most people come to understand what it takes to become successful.
And also what it takes to create a successful economy and nation.

You cannot take from one and give to another without consequences.

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This far to simplistic.

As you get older, I believe most people come to understand what it takes to become successful.
And also what it takes to create a successful economy and nation.

You cannot take from one and give to another without consequences.
I think youre right Stan. You learn the skills you need to be successful in school, and learn how to be successful in the working world. Do you think that the trend reverses as people their 70s and 80s?
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I greatly dislike most college students, but its not completely their fault they have been brainwashed by their liberal professors and the media into liberalism. if a person is in danger or has been hurt i will help them, if a person wants to work for me for money i will hire them, if a person asks for a handout i will spit in their face. there are 2 kinds of people that i don't mind giving aid to. people so retarded they cannot do simple tasks, and people so crippled they cannot do simple tasks. if you have a sound body and mind there is no excuse for you to not have some sort of income.
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yes, most college students completely form their political ideology from their scary liberal college professors, even when half the time they don't show up to class...

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Old October 23rd, 2008, 06:27 PM   #12
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This far to simplistic.

As you get older, I believe most people come to understand what it takes to become successful.
And also what it takes to create a successful economy and nation.

You cannot take from one and give to another without consequences.
Yet the brokers still hand our money over to billionaires. Trickle up, you see.
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i'd be willing to bet factors like, how you were raised, interests you have, type of job/career, goals, morals...etc are more influential than age...
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 06:33 PM   #14
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yes, most college students completely form their political ideology from their scary liberal college professors, even when half the time they don't show up to class...

*sarcasm*
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lol, whats your excuse?

*sarcasm*

you send a child to school and tell them they must learn from a person, and if that person is a liberal with a agenda to push(most of my professors were) that kid will walk away with an idea in their head. a idea can be a dangerous thing if its taken out of context or a thing that changes the world in a way we all benefit from.
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Yet the brokers still hand our money over to billionaires. Trickle up, you see.
What the hell are you talking about?
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I think youre right Stan. You learn the skills you need to be successful in school, and learn how to be successful in the working world. Do you think that the trend reverses as people their 70s and 80s?
Yes to a point.
Depends on the generation. With the current babyboomers coming of age, it's going to get worse.

As for learning skills in school I can't answer that. I learned very little in school that I can apply to my working life today.
I didn't even know how to balance a checkbook when I graduated high school.
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lol, whats your excuse?

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you send a child to school and tell them they must learn from a person, and if that person is a liberal with a agenda to push(most of my professors were) that kid will walk away with an idea in their head. a idea can be a dangerous thing if its taken out of context or a thing that changes the world in a way we all benefit from.
You could take the professors right out of it.
Put a bunch of youg kids together that each think they are going to change the world and you have the liberal movement.

But I agree, professors do nothing more than plant the seed or fan the flames.
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You could take the professors right out of it.
Put a bunch of youg kids together that each think they are going to change the world and you have the liberal movement. exactly

But I agree, professors do nothing more than plant the seed or fan the flames.
pretty much. what happened to going to college and just getting drunk/stoned/laid? the worst thing is that most of the kids you see doing the protesting and trying to get signatures for petitions are part of the elite. take that all away and throw them in the ghetto, they will learn.
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It's all based off IQ, not age.

IQ under 13 = liberal

IQ over 13 = smart enough to know socialism and communism are fucking retarded.
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the problem with college is that the students still do what they are told instead of using it to push the limits of the professor with expansion of self thought. believe me I was thrown out of more than my share of classes during my college career. however I worked 2 sometime three jobs while a full time 4 semester student to make it so the free hand out theory was a bunch of crap to me. If I was doing it, why won't others do it.
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